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BUCKETS OF RAIN
     by Bob Dylan
           from "Blood on the Tracks"
          (1974 Columbia Records CK33235)

This is a fingerpicking version of the song in TAB notation. There are
several chord versions in the archives but I haven't seen a TAB version.

My intent was to transcribe the basic fingerpicking pattern of the song
as Dylan plays it on the record. Dylan throws in many small
embellishments throughout the song, most of which I haven't attempted to
capture with the exception of one small variation.

Transcribed by Dimitri Cherkassky, with special thanks to Mark Wolfson
for blazing this trail. (The song eluded me for years until my friend
Mark figured it out six months after he started playing guitar...)

TUNING: Tune the 4th string up to E:
 A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramBB A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramE MajorE


LEGEND:

 =S=  - Slide
 =P=  - Pull-off
 =H=  - Hammer-on


NOTE: First and third strings in measure 1 are played by sliding two
fingers together (I use my middle and ring fingers) from 2nd to 4th
fret.

             ===S
1-E-|-----2-----4--------------|-----------O--------------|
    |                          |                          |
2-B-|--------------------------|-----O--------------------|
    |        ===S              |                          |
3-G-|--2--------4--------------|--2-----------------------|
    |                          |                          |  (REPEAT)
4-E-|--------O-----------O-----|--------O-----------O-----|
    |                          |                          |
5-A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
    |                          |                          |
6-E-|--O-----------O-----------|--O-----------O-----------|

     Buckets of rain            ...
     Got all them buckets comin' ...


                                  ==P=     =H= =P=
1-E-|-----------O--------------|--2--O-----O--2--O-----O--|
    |                          |                          |
2-B-|--2-----------------------|--------2-----------2-----|
    |                          |                          |
3-G-|-----2--------------------|--------------------------|
    |                          |                          |
4-E-|--------O-----------O-----|--------O-----------O-----|
    |                          |                          |
5-A-|--O-----------O-----------|--O-----------O-----------|
    |                          |                          |
6-E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

     Buckets of moon____...


1-E-|-----------------------O--|--------------------------|
    |                          |                          |
2-B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
    |                 ==S=     |                          |
3-G-|-----------------2--4-----|--------------------------|
    |                          |                          |
4-E-|--------O-----------O-----|--------O-----------O-----|
    |                          |                          |
5-A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
    |                          |                          |
6-E-|--O-----------O-----------|--O-----------O-----------|



1-E-|-----7-----------5--------|-----4-----------------O--|
    |                          |                          |
2-B-|--------------------------|-----------------O--------|
    |==S        ==S=        ===S===        ==H=           |
3-G-|--8--------8--6--------6--|--4--------1--2-----------|
    |                          |                          |
4-E-|--------O-----------O-----|--------O-----------O-----|
    |                          |                          |
5-A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
    |                          |                          |
6-E-|--8-----------5-----------|--4-----------2-----------|

       I got all the love,        ...


1-E-|-----------------------O--|--------------------------|
    |                          |                          |
2-B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
    |                 ==S=     |                          |
3-G-|-----------------2--4-----|--------------------------|
    |                          |                          |
4-E-|--------O-----------O-----|--------O-----------O-----|
    |                          |                          |
5-A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
    |                          |                          |
6-E-|--O-----------O-----------|--O-----------O-----------|


*****************************************************************

*****************************************************************

VARIATION:  At the start of the break,
substitute the following for the first two measures:

              ==S
1-E-|----10----12--------------|-----------O--------------|
    |                          |                          |
2-B-|--------------------------|--O-----------------------|
    |         ==S              |                          |
3-G-|-11-------13--------------|-----2--------------------|
    |                          |                          | (REPEAT)
4-E-|--------O-----------O-----|--------O-----------O-----|
    |                          |                          |
5-A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
    |                          |                          |
6-E-|--O-----------O-----------|--O-----------O-----------|

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